Study on negative effects of headphone use by teens appears in media nationally

MSN Health and Fitness, Businessweek and 20 health publications feature a study on the use of personal music players by teens by Abbey Berg, a professor in the biologyand health sciences department at Pace.  

Personal music players may pose a major risk to hearing if they’re played too loudly or for too long, the study shows.

The 24-year study included 8,710 teenage girls from disadvantaged families. Between 1985 and 2008, high-frequency hearing loss — a common result of excessive noise exposure — among the girls nearly doubled, from 10.1 percent to 19.2 percent. While the findings show an association between personal music players and hearing problems, they do not show cause-and-effect.

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http://health.msn.com/health-topics/ears-nose-throat/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100262919

Pace Professor Quoted in Associated Press Article About Post 9/11 Checkpoints

The Associated Press quoted Pace’s Joseph Ryan in an article titled “NY-ers Still Living Behind Post 9/11 Checkpoints,” by Eva Dou.

Pace professor Joseph Ryan was quoted in an Associated Press article titled “NY-ers Still Living Behind Post 9/11 Checkpoints,” by Eva Dou.

It was picked up by nearly 200 publications including Yahoo.com, NBC, Fox, News Channel 10 and Huffington Post.  The article is about the security measures and checkpoints that were created after 9/11 and are still enforced today. It also details how some citizens feel these security measures restrict their daily lives.
Professor Ryan was quoted as below:

“I don’t want us to lose a way of life that we’ve had, but sometimes we have to consider security, too,” said Pace University Professor Joe Ryan, whose daily commute has been rerouted because of a road closure over the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100707/ap_on_re_us/us_living_behind_barricades

The Star-Ledger Looks to Pace University Economics Professor’s Opinion on the State of American Employment Rates

According to Pace University Economics Professor Farrokh Hormozi: “The state of the American economy, particularly the New York metro area, has been improving consistently since, at least, the third quarter of 2009.”

Star-Ledger: Job figures suggest recovery, but it’s going to be slow . . . . According to Pace University Economics Professor Farrokh Hormozi: “The state of the American economy, particularly the New York metro area, has been improving consistently since, at least, the third quarter of 2009.” Employers are hesitant to believe, however, that this trend is real and will continue. Professor Hormozi notes “employers are influenced by their perceptions of the state of the economy. When the economy is on the downward path, they see the gloomy picture and act quickly to stay afloat, laying off employees. On the way up, on the other hand, they prefer to wait for more assurances. They offer overtime to the existing workers rather than committing to new ones.”

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. appears on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ on the Gulf oil spill

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance and a professor at Pace University who‘s looking into the gulf oil spill, appeared on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews.’

“The agency during the Bush administration which is responsible for promulgating regulations and for exercising oversight of the industry really became just a sock puppet for the oil industry. They almost completely ceased any kind of oversight, and they relied instead on what they call the voluntary regimen so that the industry would regulate itself.
“And one of the outcomes of that we know was that the—that the Deep Water Horizon, the drill rig on which this tragedy occurred, was not equipped with a piece of equipment, which was an acoustical dead man‘s switch, which BP—which is required in Europe. It‘s required in Brazil and other nations. It‘s used almost universally by the oil industry all over the world.  But BP was not required to use it.
“Although BP uses these on its own oil rigs in the North Sea, it was not required to use it in this country. And that‘s—and the reason for that was because this agency, the Minerals Management agency, really had simply lost—had a seamless relationship with big oil.”
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

MSNBC: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance and a professor at Pace University who‘s looking into the gulf oil spill, appeared on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’:

Many media turn to Pace marketing expert Larry Chiagouris

Media turns to Larry Chiagouris, marketing expert and professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

            
 
Wall Street Journal:  Entrepreneurs Question Value of Social Media. In its short lifetime, social media—services like Facebook and Twitter—have become popular marketing tools for small firms due to the low cost and easy-to-use format. Some entrepreneurs say they’re highly effective, but new evidence suggests otherwise. “The hype right now exceeds the reality,” says Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.
 
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